12 Oct '11, 7am

Traditional medicine to treat joint pain found with unapproved western medicines

Traditional medicine to treat joint pain found with unapproved western medicines

SINGAPORE: Members of the public are being warned not to take four adulterated health products which are being sold as traditional Chinese and Malay medicines. The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) says undeclared western medicines not approved by HSA are contained in the products identified as: Athri-Eze, Sear Heang Tienchi Tu Chung Wan, Cap Wijaya Kusuma (An Ki It) and Wiku Jahe Kencur (Akur Mujarab). In an alert, the HSA warns members of the public who have the items to stop consuming the products as they can cause serious side effects. Doctors and a Chinese physician raised the alert to the HSA after treating patients who had self-medicated. Athri-Eze which is promoted as a traditional Chinese medicine and packaged in a bottle of 20 white capsules for the relief of backache, joint and muscular pain, contains three undeclared medicinal ingredients - dexamethasone, frusemi...

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